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Poster: Dave Davis Date: Oct 24, 2019 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2019/10/one-million-tickets-sold-for-15-mil-53.html?m=0

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Oct 24, 2019 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

ah the old Philthy Rectum...loved the place, but the neighborhood left a lot to be desired...the smell hit you the instant you walked out of the subway station. I remember Keith Richards commenting on the odor of Philly - how distinctive it was.

I got a miracle ticket on Easter Sunday 1985...
I got trampled in a gate rushing stampede in the spring of '86
Drove back and forth between Danbury CT and the Rectum 3 nights in a row in '87 - back when I didn't need any sleep.

Fun Fun Fun.


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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 24, 2019 8:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

Hey Dave,

Was the Spectrum open in 1968?
I never realized it went that far back?

I personally loved that place as far as seeing a Concert there.
And being into hockey it was cool to think the Flyers played some classic games there. Winning those Stanley Cups.
Kicking the snot out of the Russians!
Kate Smith belting God bless America.
And then little ol me
seeing the boys
Earthquake Space
Easter Sunday
"Hi yah, Hi Yah Kids" Phil
Believe it or Not
Corina>Dark Star
Pretty sure that building got the first 1986 Box of Rain
Loved the locals
"Hey Man, you here to see the Skulls?"
"I got this t-shirt for 5 bills, Skulls got no nets" ---Without a Net Tour
Some of the most beautiful ladies in the world
from Southern Jersey / Philly Dead scene
Glassboro State
Rest area's with Bob Big Boys/ Sbarro's and lots of trippin' heads
Lot's of cool bridges, Historic stuff
Crazy Interstates, Sometimes driving to Trenton by big mistake
Them Philly Cheese Steaks!
Bigger than a drive in movie,, for real..

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Poster: Dave Davis Date: Oct 24, 2019 10:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

Yup. If you click to my blog piece go down to 1968 and it says the Spectrum. Or click this article

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 24, 2019 11:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

Had Nassau Coliseum beat by 4 years

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 1, 2019 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

Spectrum opened in fall of '67 as the home of the expansion Flyers and the Sixers who had been in town for about 4 years. The defending champion Sixers had great regular season but blew it in the Eastern Conference finals and then traded Wilt. The Flyers also played well their first season, but the Spectrum itself had a rough year. A chunk of the roof blew off that winter and they had to close it for a month.

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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 3, 2019 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spectrum, 53 Sell Outs, 1 Million Souls Taken

Flyers ended up playing several 'home' games in Quebec City..